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DrugFacts—Understanding Drug Use and Addiction

Revised August 2016.

Provides an overview of drug use and addiction, including what happens in the brain during drug use, why some people become addicted while others don’t, and the importance of prevention. En Español

DrugFacts—Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction

Revised July 2016.

Describes research findings on effective medication and behavioral treatment approaches for drug addiction and discusses special considerations for the criminal justice setting. En Español

DrugFacts—Cocaine

Revised June 2016.

Provides basic facts about cocaine, including how it affects the brain, other health consequences of its use, and treatment options for people addicted to the drug. En Español

DrugFacts—Anabolic Steroids

Revised March 2016.

Provides basic information about anabolic-androgenic steroids, such as how it is abused, its effects on the brain and mental health, and its addictive potential. En Español

DrugFacts—Hallucinogens

Revised January 2016.

Provides basic facts about various hallucinogens,  including how they are abused, how they affect the brain, and other health effects. En Español

DrugFacts—Synthetic Cathinones ("Bath Salts")

Revised January 2016.

Describes how synthetic cathinones, or “bath salts,” are abused, their effects on the brain, and other health effects. En Español

DrugFacts—Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications

Revised November 2015.

Provides an overview of commonly abused over-the-counter (OTC) medications and prescription drugs—opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants—and explains effects on the brain and reported use. En Español

DrugFacts—Synthetic Cannabinoids

Revised November 2015.

Explains what synthetic cannabinoids are and provides basic facts about methods of use, their growing popularity, and potential health effects.  En Español

DrugFacts—Nationwide Trends

Revised June 2015.

Describes nationwide trends in drug abuse and addiction, focusing on past-month use for illicit drugs (including marijuana and prescription drugs), alcohol, and tobacco. En Español

DrugFacts—Cough and Cold Medicine Abuse

Revised May 2014.

Provides facts about the abuse of cough syrups and other cold medicines, including their effects on the brain and dangers of using these products to get high.

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